This annual report describes PADF's ongoing efforts to create economic opportunities, promote social progress, strengthen communities and civil society, and respond to natural disasters in Fiscal Year 2016.
investing in people:
empowering the americas
The Organization of American States (OAS) was founded on a commitment to democratic principles and the declaration of rights and obligations that ensure the basic well-being of every person in the Americas. As the development and disaster relief arm of the OAS, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) remains committed to fulfilling that promise to the people of the hemisphere, particularly those living in poverty and social exclusion.
For 55 years PADF has championed social, economic and democratic rights throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Propelled by a commitment to creating greater opportunity and prosperity, PADF invested more than $95 million in development and disaster assistance in 2016, reaching nearly 8 million people.